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Thread: 2K Games titles bolt from the Nvidia GeForce Now stables

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    Re: 2K Games titles bolt from the Nvidia GeForce Now stables

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    How DARE you.
    Someone can't take a little banter it seems.

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    Re: 2K Games titles bolt from the Nvidia GeForce Now stables

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    I'm not sure on how this is different to Copryright, End User and licensing agreements like with Netflix, Prime and Now TV. The medium of presentation is different from the medium it was made for. GeForce now is a streaming service, it is not a PC in a cloud and as such, when you buy your game for Steam, it is designed to function in the platforms it was intended for like PC/Mac/Linux.

    Netflix can't just start streaming Disney titles then you argue, "well i bought the DVD, i have a license to view it already". It doesn't work like that.
    It is a PC in the cloud - and it runs windows 10 I think. In addition I'd say when I play a game on my local pc it has to stream the pictures from the computer gpu to the computer screen down a cable. I'd argue this is pretty similar just a different type of cable. It is certainly different from say twitch streaming in that this is sent just to me, not to thousands of viewers.

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    Re: 2K Games titles bolt from the Nvidia GeForce Now stables

    Quote Originally Posted by Dribble View Post
    It is a PC in the cloud - and it runs windows 10 I think. In addition I'd say when I play a game on my local pc it has to stream the pictures from the computer gpu to the computer screen down a cable. I'd argue this is pretty similar just a different type of cable. It is certainly different from say twitch streaming in that this is sent just to me, not to thousands of viewers.
    Anything is a PC in a cloud if you stretch the term far enough. Stadia is a PC in the cloud, so was Onlive, Netflix is a PC in the cloud dedicated to streaming.

    But where the term just completely breaks down when you have no creative control over the system you're using. Yeah, sure, GFN pumps the game out "from a 'PC'" but what else can you do?

    The answer, Sweet Fanny Adams, you have no creative control and no ability to do anything other than what GFN has restricted you to do. Steam Boxes are not PCs, they may use the same hardware but they have specific tasks and make it no longer a "Personal Computer".

    It is concerning that people are getting hung up on "Yeah but it runs on Windows", well my storage cluster runs on Linux, doesn't mean I'm gonna be able to throw a GUI on it (or even be able to) and start playing LoL.

    GFN is not a PC, it's not the same as RDP/VNC to your home computer and no matter how much you stretch the term, it is still just a streaming service that operates from a very closed box system with the sole purpose of outputting a game to you. Therefore, because you have no creative control, the terms and EULAs of the game companies can take umbrage to the proviso of their software.

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